Originally Posted by brentcn
The best bang for your buck is the iMac, so if you don't need to be portable, go this route. Macbook Pros with 7200rpm hard drives start at around $2000 I think. You might check out older models on eBay. Don't get anything slower than a 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
This is defintely moving me towards the imac. The ability to record Live drums is my main motivation for getting a new computer. The 15" Macbook in my links above only has a 5200rpm hardrive. And for a lap top this is really maxing out my budget.
I'm guessing that any recording i do is going to have to be in the studio with an imac. Portability would be handy but i am going to be working the computer hard.